Vegetables

High tunnel production well suited for root crops

Carrots, beets, radishes, turnips and parsnips are popular cool-season root crops for high tunnel production and marketing in West Virginia. According to Lewis W. Jett, commercial horticulture Exte... more

Could robots replace honeybees as pollinators?

The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to the culpri... more

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Pest detections cue sweet corn growers to do early-season scouting

Some pests are sporadic in nature and only become problems when conditions are right. This year’s wet spring and big storms have provided perfect co... more »

Time to apply first GoalTender to seeded onions at one leaf stage

Dry bulb onions are growing rapidly with the warm weather. Most are now in the flag to one true leaf stage. Weeds have germinated and are developing b... more »

James Edens, North Carolina watermelon industry supporter, dies

James Nathaniel Edens, Jr., 85, of Scotts Hill, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Mr. Edens was a long-time board mem... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies reports on commercial strawberry trials

Bee Vectoring Technologies said in a news release it has had successful, verified results from large commercial scale demonstrations of its proprieta... more »

Researchers hope to extend Northeast’s strawberry season

June marks the start of what many here in the Northeast believe is the sweetest part of summer — berry season. It's a time ripe with strawberry fest... more »

UF/IFAS to host Regional Agri-Tourism Conference

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension is hosting the 2017 Regional Agri-Tourism Conference on June 15 and 16... more »

Potandon Produce updates Vidalia Onion packaging

Potandon Produce recently updated its Green Giant Vidalia Onion carton for the 2017 shipping season.  Last season, Potandon updated its consumer ba... more »

United Fresh names 2017 Innovation Awards finalists

United Fresh has announced the 46 new products as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2017 Innovation Awards. This year’s finalis... more »

NatureFresh Farms launches OntarioRed tomato program

NatureFresh Farms is expanding its locally grown tomato program with the launch of OntarioRed Tomatoes. The OntarioRed Tomato Program consists of T... more »

Bjorn named president of Driscoll’s of the Americas

Driscoll’s, a distributor of fresh berries, has promoted Soren Bjorn to president, Driscoll’s of the Americas, effective immediately. Bjorn prev... more »


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